CICERO - Center for International Climate Research

Norway's leading institute for climate research

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CICERO to study the development of clean energy communities in Norway

As part of a new EU-funded project, CICERO will study the conditions for community energy in Norway and Europe. Community energy has been identified by the EU as an important pathway to promote the energy transition towards a low-carbon society.

UPSCALE - Oppskalering av bærekraftig deling ved hjelp av offentlige biblioteker

This project addresses how public libraries can be used as hubs for an upscaling of collaborative consumption contributing to the transformation to a low emission society.

Aviation contributes 3.5% to the human-made drivers of climate change, a new study shows

Aviation accounts for 3.5% of the human-made climate impact. Two-thirds of this impact are caused by emissions other than CO2, a new study shows.

GRACE - Technical documentation

The model for Global Responses to Anthropogenic Change in the Environment (GRACE) is a multi-sector, multi-regional, recursively dynamic global computable general equilibrium model (CGE) written in GAMS and based on GTAP database. The initial version of the model was developed at CICERO by Aaheim and Rive (2005) for long-term economic analysis of climate change impacts and greenhouse gas abatement policy. It was designed to allow for additional modules for analysis, including emissions permit trading and climate impacts on economic sectors. Coupled with an atmospheric model, the model can also be used for integrated assessment modelling of the climate and economy. Since then several versions have been developed by updating data and certain modules for various studies. Go back to the general introduction.

Bridging the gap between climate data and needs of financial institutions

Financial institutions face challenges in identifying and processing data on climate hazards to assess physical climate risk and fulfil TCFD-reporting requirements. Results from ClimINVEST and similar projects will be used to produce a dataset of climate hazards that will be a reference for assessing physical climate risk for different sectors and assets, in line with TCFD recommendations.

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Recent publications

Engaging men and women in energy production in Norway and the United Kingdom: The significance of social practices and gender relations

Karina Standal, Marta Talevi, Hege Westskog

Sharing among neighbours in a Norwegian suburb

Hege Westskog, Tor Halfdan Aase, Karina Standal, Sølvi Tellefsen

An event-based approach to explore selected present and future Atmospheric River induced floods in western Norway

Trine Jahr Hegdahl, Kolbjørn Engeland, Malte Mueller, Jana Sillmann

COVID-19 lockdowns cause global air pollution declines

Alexander Samuel Venter, Kristin Aunan, Sourangsu Chowdhury, Jos Lelieveld

Impact of strong and extreme El Niños on European hydroclimate

Martin Peter King, Entao Yu, Jana Sillmann